National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 601/Room 1100
Washington, DC 20013-7012
0.25 cu. ft.: 1 box.
Robert Studebaker of Dayton, Ohio, invented, developed, and produced the Laser Plane, the first modern alternative to the liquid level. Studebaker began work in 1964 and worked with a salesman from Perkin-Elmer, the first manufacturers of lasers in the United States to create the Laser Plane. A factory was built to manufacture the planes. The company now belongs to Spectra Precision. A complex instrument, the Laser Plane it combines mechanics, optics, and electronics to solve civil engineering problems. This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documenting Robert Studebaker, inventor of the LaserPlane.